Christmas hamper campaign

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Every year at Christmas Bexhill Caring Community helps approximately 200 residents of all ages in our town by donating food hampers to those who have little.

The group also gives plants to the recently bereaved.

Once again the Charity is appealing for donations of tins and dried goods as well as Christmas treats of puddings, cakes, mince pies, biscuits, jams, sweets, chocolate, nuts, and toiletries to pack into its hampers.

Jackie Haggerty, from Bexhill Caring Community, said: “For some people these are the only gifts they receive at Christmas.

“Cash donations are also welcome to enable us to purchase food vouchers which accompany the hampers. These vouchers can then be exchanged for fresh goods in time for Christmas.

“Sainsbury’s in Buckhurst Place have a collection box in store supporting our Campaign where goods can be donated.

“Goods can also be dropped off at our offices at 25 Sackville Road, Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm from now up to Wednesday 2nd December. We have already had several organisations and schools donating their harvest festival goods.

“In order to fund the campaign, the Charity is holding a grand draw and tickets can be purchased from Bexhill Caring Community at 25 Sackville Road at £1 for a book of four.

“The first prize is £100, second prize £50 and third prize £25 with numerous other prizes to be won. The draw will be take place on Tuesday December 15 at 11am in The Bagnall Room at 25 Sackville Road with mince pies and a glass of punch or tea / coffee being served from 10.30 to 12.30pm Everyone is welcome to join us so please come along.

“If you know of anyone in Bexhill, neighbours, friends, and families who would benefit from a hamper or plant then please nominate them to us by Tuesday December 1. All details remain confidential.

“This year Bexhill Caring Community celebrated its 50th anniversary and at present helps about 5,000 people in the town through its many services.

“We rely totally on donations, legacies and fundraising in order to continue to provide the assistance required by so many. If you would like to help in some way, please contact our office on 01424 215116.”

For more on the work of Bexhill Caring Community visit www.bexhillcaringcommunity.co.uk.

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